The Black upper middle-class Myers family moves into all-white Levittown, PA in August, 1957, and are snubbed and mistreated, in this powerful landmark documentary showcasing racism in the United States.
AH! The perils of "Levitt Town". If they only knew the outcome. They would have made it mandatory to change the name to "Leave-it Town" after thirty years.
November 25, 2018 Subject:
Go to Levittown pa today and see how it is.
I had a home in Levittown form7 years and grew up in lower bucks county and spent a lot of time there . I couldn't take it and had to leave . The once thriving middle community with home and property pride has now devolved into a vast spralling community of inner city transplants living on HUD assistance , halfway houses for re covering addicts and felons, drug dealers and lots of white trash..stash houses for gangbangers from Trenton and Philly ..all the original owners are dead and gone and have been replaced in large part with renters .....people parking up on the lawn , constantly with the little shitty cars with the loud exaust and subwoofers in the trunk. Something like 13 unsolved murders in Bristol two over the years .....Sadly Levittown actually turned out how these people said it would .
March 15, 2017 Subject:
Good pro-integration film. But cringe-y.
Mostly neutral presentation, with interviews of people with differing points of view. A bit depressing- how hard must it have been for the African American family, although we never get a description of the violence and harassment that they were subjected to, only hints. Crazyhead paranoia fiends aren't a new invention. An African-American family moves into an all-white town, and rumors fly that "the Reds" or "the Jews" or the evil "NAACP" are behind it. At the end, the narrator assures us that integration will not make the town erupt into hellfire.
"I'm not racist, I just don't want colored people as my neighbors." Ew.